Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County depicts an Oklahoma family dealing with the hardships of death, discord, substance abuse, and other problems while confined by "the Plains." Letts sets the play in a claustrophobic space, a house with the windows covered, to make a statement about life on the plains. His study about family requires the audience to evaluate whether or not the Plains is a distinct place, or if the concerns are of larger import.
Keynote Speaker: Marita Sturken, Professor and Chair, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
Faculty Speaker: Erika Boeckeler, Assistant Professor of English, Northeastern University
March 31 - April 1, 2012
The conference would like to establish a forum for debate and dialogue on current theory, practice and form of anthropological and literary work in social and cultural conceptualizations of body and awareness. We invite papers from all disciplines, which present theoretical and historical study on the overall topic: Body and Awareness. The Discourse between Anthropology and Literature.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 15, 2011!
Proposals for papers and panels are now being considered for the Film & History Area of the annual SW/TX PCA/ACA conference. This year's conference theme is Celebrating "Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context."
This conference will be devoted to the impact of memory on transnational American poetry and its poetics.
The conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students working in medieval and early modern studies. It is intended that a volume of proceedings comprising selected papers will appear in the Medium Ævum Monographs Series. Contributions are welcomed from diverse fields of research such as history of art and architecture, history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of ideas.
Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes. Please email 250-word abstracts (text only, no attachments please) to email@example.com by 10th January 2012.
Suggested topics might include, but are not limited to:
Seeking presentations for the "Pedagogy" section of the 2012 conference of the SW/TX PCA/ACA on the subject of teaching video games as primary texts. Many instructors have begun using videogames as teaching tools, but recent developments in video game theory allow for interpretation and analysis of these texts *as texts*, not merely as vehicles for tangential applications.
Possible topics for this session include but are not limited to: Strategies for teaching a particular game; Teaching gaming theory; Ludology and pedagogy; Convincing your department/institution to support gaming studies.
EXTENDED DEADLINE! CFP: Literature (General) SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/11; 2/8-11/12)
This proposed panel seeks to examine how the art or literature of the historical avant-garde incorporated, disseminated, or rejected foreign bodies. How did the historical avant-garde, which depended upon techniques of alienation and irony, understand the 'foreign'? When considering Kurt Schwitters recuperating other people's junk or the Dada aesthetics of chance, which militated against the category of the 'foreign', it is clear that foreign bodies were an important component of avant-garde aesthetics.
University College Falmouth inc. Dartington College of Arts
invites you to
1st-2nd September 2012
Deadline for proposals: 31st March 2012
Across disciplines academics and artists are researching and creating practices that are highly contextual (determined by the environment in which they are located), exploring ways of articulating specific environments, spaces or places. This conference examines a specific problematic that attends the dissemination of this work: how to engage with 'being there' when 'there' is not here?
Call for Papers: Literature: Ecocriticism & Environment
33rd Annual Conference:
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Cultural Association
February 8 - 11, 2012 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Proposal submission deadline extended to: December 15, 2011
For details and information please go to: http://www.swtxpca.org
Panels are now being formed for presentations regarding Literature, Ecocriticism and the Environment. Specific areas might include:
Proposal submission deadline extended: December 15, 2011
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference
February 8 – 11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org
4th Global Conference
Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners
Friday 21st September 2012 – Sunday 23rd September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Papers
Allusions and echoes – cultural recycling and recirculation
An international colloquium at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, June 16-17, 2012
Deadline for paper/panel submissions is March 30, 2012.
The many ways in which stories are recirculated is astounding – from relatively straightforward retellings of fairy tales and classical myths, to feminist, queer, postcolonial or ecocritical subversions of central themes, to fan fiction's adaptations of beloved characters and story worlds.
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association's 33rd Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 8-11, 2012
In the Myths and Fairy Tales Area, panels are now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale and their connections to popular culture. To participate in this area, you do not need to present on both myths and fairy tales (one or the other is perfectly fine), but we have seen that bringing both genre categories into conversation has led to extremely valuable and stimulating conversations.